The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons will celebrate another year of rehabilitating and successfully releasing animals back into the wild across Long Island with its annual GET WILD Summer Gala.
The event will be hosted by the Marder family at the Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY on Saturday, August 8, 2015 and will honor artists April Gornik & Eric Fischl, Amy Sullivan and Real Estate Broker Susan Penzner.
Guests will enjoy live music along with cocktails and light fare. A silent art auction, which will close during the event, is currently available online through Paddle8. Items for auction include: Untitled by Ross Bleckner, an oil painting on canvas, valued at $10,000; April Gornik’s Reflected Sunset, valued at $7,000; Eric Fischl’s drawing Untitled (Showering Girl From Behind), Valued at $8,000 and Aurora Borealis, an oil and spray paint on canvas, by Adam Stennett to name a few.
The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the rehabilitation of wild animals impacted by encroachment of humans on their habitat. It is a grass roots organization that grew from a few concerned friends to a group of over 1000 members and supporters. The center is a full-time professional wildlife hospital staffed by licensed rehabilitators, biologists, animal behaviorists and volunteers. Over 100 people have been trained to assist in wildlife rescues. The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center is located on Munn’s Pond Park through a cooperative licensing agreement with Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation. The center is situated on a greenbelt of public land parcels totaling several thousand acres and stretches from Tiana Bay to Peconic Bay located on the eastern end of Long Island, NY. This is a unique and irreplaceable ecosystem consisting of salt and fresh water wetlands, Pine Barrens, deciduous forest and meadowland. It is the perfect setting for a wildlife rehabilitation center. The hospital is designed exclusively for wild animals. Unlike a veterinary hospital, there are no ambient noises or smells to stress the wildlife that are recovering within. The Wildlife Rescue Center receives over 10,000 calls each year for information or assistance with wild animal encounters.
This year’s GET WILD Summer Gala sponsors include Leslie Alexander; Tara Allmen, MD; Ingrid Arneberg & Will Marin; Hilaria & Alec Baldwin Foundation; Nejma & Peter Beard; Albert Behler, Peter Benedek; Rosalie Brinton; Catherine Cahill & William Bernhard; Marty & Michele Cohen; Ron Delsener; Douglas Elliman, LLC; Susan Dusenberry; Pat Garrity & Corcoran; Gentry Construction; Karen & Jeff Hughes; Hutchinson Landscape; Frances Jones & Keith Douglas; George & Mariana Kaufman; Linda & Ben Lambert; Mr. & Mrs. Robert Marston; Howard Marton; Jay McInerney; Susan Mead; Nicole Miller; Jewel & Bob Morris; Margo & Jimmy Nederlander; Norman Peck; Katharine Rayner; Agena Rigdon, DKR Shores Inc.; Dayton Ritz & Osborne; Pierce Roberts & Jonathan Canno; Andrew Sabin Family Foundation; Sagaponack Charitable Trust; , Ellen & Chuck Scarborough; Shinnecock Animal Hospital; Brian Slaga, East West Marine; Barbara & Randall Smith; Southampton Press; Allison Stern; Roger & Karen Stevens; Ted Moudis Associates and Holly Whitmore.
Register Online at www.wildliferescuecenter.org/get_wild.html